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Buddhism

16

Sep

Tibetan Book of the Dead

I thought it was important to get back to the spiritual element of a discussion on politics, environment, animal usage, etc. This film talks about the Tibetan book of the dead. It discusses some of the beliefs Tibetan Buddhists have about the dying process and what comes after death. I think my interest in Buddhism stems from the fact that it focuses on self discovery and self awakening. It doesn’t rely on a God. You may see giant Buddha statues and think, oh that’s the god Buddhists pray to, but in fact you’d be wrong. The statue is you in essence, the enlightened mind in all beings. I wouldn’t say that I’m a Buddhist, but I do like many of the ideas they have about the nature of consciousness. I think it also relates the to teaching of C. G. Jung as well.